Transition from old to new

We are currently transitioning from the previous education programme (The Playcentre Diploma in Early Childhood and Adult Education) to a new Nationally recognised NZQA qualification (NZ Certificate in Early Childhood Education).


If you have already enrolled in a course, it is very worthwhile completing the course you are doing. Please note that all requirements for the course must be completed by 1 Dec 2019.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Complete modules you have begun (because a completed module will be the smallest unit of credit when transferring to the new programme).
  • Complete courses you have begun.
  • You will be able to use the previous education programme courses for licensing until at least Dec 2020.
  • Course 4 will continue to be recognised in the new licensing combinations beyond 2020.

Infographic Resources

From the feedback provided by you, the centres, we have created a range of infographics about education and licencing to assist you during the transitional period. These are all A4 size and are designed so that you can easily pop them on your wall at your centre.

Education Transition Information (Simple)

An infographic outlining the new education course and where you transition into it if you already have a qualification.

Education Transition Information (Detailed)

A more detailed infographic outlining the new education course, where you transition into it and what are your pathways into the new programme.

Licencing supervision requirements (std funding option)

What are the minimum combinations we need to have at our centre for standard funding?

Licencing supervision requirements (quality funding option)

What are the minimum combinations we need to have at our centre for quality funding?

FAQ’s

Is it worth completing Course 2 or Course 3?

Is it worth completing modules in Course 2 and Course 3?

Is it worth completing Course 4?

Is it worth doing the special transition programme to Course 4 if I have an Assoc Cert, a National Cert or a Fed Cert?